NC Preparedness Coordinators Tool KitNorth Carolina's source for preparedness trainings and resources

Preparedness coordinators (PCs) play a critical role in improving the capacity of health departments to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies. The cornerstone for effective public health response planning is ensuring that our PCs have the needed resources and trainings.

 We collaborated with our partners to design the NC Preparedness Coordinators Tool Kit, which brings together preparedness resources and trainings in a central location for North Carolina PCs. I hope this online tool kit will serve as one of many training and resources to help PCs and local health department staff access competency-based trainings to enhance their capacities prior to, during, and after a disaster occurs.

Trainings developed by the University of North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC) are mapped to both the Public Health Preparedness Capabilities and the Public Health Preparedness & Response (PHP&R) Core Competencies.

― Julie Casani, MD, MPH, Director, Public Health Preparedness
Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch
North Carolina Division of Public Health

Topics Covered in the Tool Kit

The tool kit provides links to online trainings and resources for PCs and general LHD staff in the following preparedness topic areas:

*These tabs have Trainings for Preparedness Coordinators and Resources for Preparedness Coordinators materials only.
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Get Started Using the Tool Kit

All materials for each topic area can be found by selecting the tab with the corresponding topic name on the menu to the left. Start by completing the Introduction tab. Please note that each topic tab can be used independently of the other tabs.   

Each topic tab may be subdivided into three sections: (1) Trainings for Preparedness Coordinators (2) Resources for Preparedness Coordinators and (3) Trainings for General LHD Staff. 

Checklist Each tab has printable checklists to keep track of completed trainings. Look for this symbol on each page to download your checklist.
Each tab also has a feedback link. Look for this symbol at the bottom of each page to give your feedback.

 

 

 

 

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Learn More About this Tool Kit

To learn more about this tool kit, please contact:

UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Campus Box 8165
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Office: 919-843-5561
Fax: 919-966-9138
cphp@unc.edu

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Tool Kit Developers

The NC Preparedness Coordinators Tool Kit was developed by the North Carolina Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch (PHP&R) with the support of the UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC).

UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness North Carolina Public Health

 

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Tool Kit Development Team

PHP&R:

Susan Sullivan, RN-BC, MS, former Public Health Nurse Consultant, Training/Exercise Facilitator, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch Central Regional Office, North Carolina Division of Public Health

UNC PERLC:

Lorraine Alexander, DrPH, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Workforce Development Associate, North Carolina Institute for Public Health

Kasey Decosimo, MPH, Research Associate, North Carolina Institute for Public Health

Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH, Manager, Training & Technical Assistance Unit, North Carolina Institute for Public Health

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Acknowledgements

The North Carolina Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch (PHP&R) and the UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness through the Centers for Disease Control would like to thank the following persons for their contributions to the development of the NC Preparedness Coordinators Tool Kit.

Kate Abell, MHA, Disaster Preparedness and Response Coordinator, North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services

Wendy Boggs, RN, Public Health Nurse Consultant, Training/Exercise Facilitator, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch Cities Readiness Initiative(CRI) Regional Office, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Julie Casani, MD, MPH, Branch Head and Bioterrorism Coordinator, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Bill Furney, BS, Communication Coordinator, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Jennifer MacFarquhar, RN, MPH, CIC, Career Epidemiology Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Ben Midyette, MSP, Industrial Hygiene Consultant, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch Central Regional Office, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Amanda Fuller Moore, Pharm. D., SNS, CRI and CHEMPACK Coordinator, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Michelle Rich, BS, RHEd, Program Consultant, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch Western Regional Office, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Martha Salyers, MD, MPH, CEM, Public Health Preparedness Consultant, Health and Medical Division, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Abha Varma, PhD, former Program Manager, Strategic Planning, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Kyle Weant, PHARM.D., Regional Pharmacist, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch Central Regional Office, North Carolina Division of Public Health

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